Remove Plastic From New Garage DoorMay 20th 2015
Q: We installed a new metal garage door that came covered in a plastic protective sheeting. I now realize that I should have removed the plastic when the door was being installed, but it has been left on for several months. Now it is difficult to peel off. Any suggestions?
A: This is a common problem. It is easy to leave the plastic on, thinking you are protecting the surface. To remove, prepare a pail of hot soapy water (dish soap is fine) and using a sponge, soak the door from top to bottom, keeping it soaking wet. Apply heat with a hair dryer and repeat until all the plastic is removed.
NOTE: Do not do this in bright sunshine